Judge Orders Police To Seize Unlicensed Rush T-Shirts

By Alan Sculley, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 6, 2012

A federal judge on Thursday ordered federal marshals and local police to seize any unlicensed Rush T-shirts, recordings or other memorabilia that spring up in Pittsburgh over the next week and also authorized similar actions in other venues where the group will perform during its national tour.

Showtech Merchandising Inc. of Ontario requested the order in anticipation of bootleggers arriving in the city before, during and after the group?s concert Tuesday at Consol Energy Center. U.S. District Judge David Cercone said the company, which holds the exclusive license for Rush tour merchandise, must post a $5,000 bond and agree to pay for the marshals? time in seizing the merchandise.

Anybody wanting to contest a seizure has to appear before Cercone at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the order says.

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